The Big Payoff!

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Oct 20, 2014 9:03:00 AM

Don't miss Grind co-founder Benjamin Dyett tomorrow morning at 11:30am (CST) on WGN.fm as he chats with Suzanne Muchin and Rachel Bellow of The Big Payoff. He'll be talking Grind and Chicago's business world. You don't want to miss it! Tune in here.

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Topics: coworking, benjamin dyett

The 5 Worst Networking Flops, and How to Recover From Them

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Oct 14, 2014 7:32:00 AM

Beating yourself up for that embarrassing moment you had last week at your Meetup event? Don't sweat it. Mashable has come to the rescue, providing us with 5 tips for recovering from networking flops. Read on and get to networking!

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Topics: listicles, entrepreneurs

Pro-Ject Comes to Grind!

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Oct 9, 2014 5:58:00 AM

In the spirit of disruption, Grind recently partnered with Pro-Ject to bring a unique experience to an elite group of influencers in Chicago. With a crowd of 70 amazing influencers from various industries, Pro-Ject and Grind worked together to facilitate connections between people outside of their circles...and the results were incredible. Take a look a the video below to see just how amazing the event was and stay tuned for more Pro-Ject/Grind collabs in the future!

 

 

 

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Topics: coworking, video, benjamin dyett, collaboration

An Entrepreneurial Designer's Guide to a Successful Kickstarter

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Oct 8, 2014 5:44:00 AM

Grind is a community of innovators and entrepreneurs--no strangers to Kickstarter and crowd funding, indeed. And thanks to Fast Company and John Brownlee, now we know how to expertly pull off a successful funding campaign. Check out their tips below!

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Topics: coworking, grindworthy

5 Underrated Pillars of Masterful Emailing

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Oct 1, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Check out Grindist Jeremy Goldman in Inc., teaching us 5 tips for how to stand out from the pack when writing business emails. We certainly will be giving them a go...will you??

1. Be direct.
If your inbox is anything like mine, chances are it's flooded by a ridiculous number of emails per day. Given that, it's imperative that all your outgoing emails have a clear subject line. Also, in the body of the email make sure you get to the point using as few words as possible. Lengthy messages typically scare more people off.

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Topics: grindworthy, listicles

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Sep 25, 2014 7:23:00 AM

"Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of people," according to Jayson Demers. We couldn't agree more. We've got plenty of entrepreneurs working out of Grind and we're constantly inspired by their passion, drive, and distinct approach to work. Check out Jayson's list of "10 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently" and get inspired!

 

 

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Topics: entrepreneurship, listicles

Benjamin Dyett Talks About Coworking on "The Price of Business"

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Sep 22, 2014 6:43:00 AM

Grind co-founder Benjamin Dyett was recently on The Price of Business radio show with Kevin Price and Julie Braun to discuss the future of coworking and what's next for Grind. Check out the interview here and stay tuned for more updates about Grind's new spaces!

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Topics: press and interviews

3 Simple UX Mistakes That You'll Regret

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Aug 27, 2014 1:34:00 PM

With so many startups and tech wizards in our community, we know that website security can be a real point of stress. But Drew Davidson breaks it down for us in Fast Company as he points out three simple UX mistakes that make sites more hackable. Read on to see how you can improve your website security!

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Topics: grindworthy, listicles

Building an Offline Coworking Community

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Aug 7, 2014 11:52:00 AM

In the words of Grind's very own Anthony Marinos, "For so long work has been the place where people transform into someone or something else that is a misrepresentation of who they really are." Grind is working hard to transform this notion and our Director of Sales and Marketing, Anthony Marinos, recently sat down with the good people of Medium to explain how. Check out his interview below!

What is Grind and how are you unique as a coworking space?

We’re a members-only collaborative workspace and coworking community with two locations in New York, one in Chicago, and more on the way in the very near future. We’re unique for a lot of different reasons including the professional diversity of our members (we’re not just tech like most spaces), our modern, open design, and our focus on gender balance among our Grindists. If I had to choose one though, it would be our staff and the customer service we provide on a daily basis. Grind is as much a hospitality company as it is a workspace provider.

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Topics: press and interviews

Life Cycle of an Entrepreneur - Fifth Installment!

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Aug 5, 2014 10:01:00 AM

Our Life Cycle of an Entrepreneur series is nearing its end, but we're rounding it out with an awesome fifth installment! This week, our topic of conversation will be Raising Capital and Budgeting Cash Flow. Micaela Brown of the Minority Report will moderate our panel of experts. Get your free tickets here and read on to find out more about our fabulous final panelists. Also, check out the other events from the series: real estate, hiring and compliance, branding and marketing, and business formation.

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Topics: entrepreneurship

Work week's over...Need a Nap?

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Jul 25, 2014 1:59:00 PM

We made it through the work week! And here at Grind, Friday afternoons mean one thing...power nap time! At the office debating if you're in need of a midday snooze? Sarah Klein of The Huffington Post shares some tips on how to beak it down...read on to find out if it's time for you to recharge.

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Topics: grindworthy, Well being

Life Cycle of an Entrepreneur--4th Installment

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Jul 16, 2014 2:23:00 PM

We've got an awesome fourth installment of our Life Cycle of an Entrepreneur series coming to Grind this Wednesday, July 16. This time around, we'll be focusing on the hot topic of real estate. Micaela Brown of the Minority Report will moderate our panel of experts. Get your free tickets here and read on to find out more about our amazing panelists.

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Happy Birthday, Broadway!

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Jul 15, 2014 12:20:00 PM

It's hard to believe that our second location, Grind Broadway, is turning one today. It's been an unbelievable year for our Broadway baby and we can't wait to see what the future has in store for it. A huge thank you to our amazing members for all of your support. Here's to many more years of coworking and collaboration!

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Topics: events, grindworthy, Grind Broadway

Coworking Community Spotlight: Christine Mortensen

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Jul 9, 2014 7:35:00 AM

We're always curious about what's going on in the Chicago coworking community, so this week we decided to sit down with LaSalle Grindist Christine Mortensen to see what she's currently working on and where she gets her inspiration.

Read below for Christine's thoughts on coworking and creating a business, and make sure to check out her awesome company, Sprk'd, too!

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Topics: featured grindist, Grind LaSalle, Made by members

Coming to Grind--#Rethink Coding with Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Jul 2, 2014 1:05:00 PM

Join us on Tuesday, July 8 for #Rethink Coding, featuring Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code!

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Topics: #Rethink

The Future of Work...According to Benjamin Dyett

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Jul 1, 2014 5:50:00 AM

Want to get a little peep into the mind of Grind co-founder Benjamin Dyett? Micaela Brown of The Minority Report recently sat down with him to get the scoop on what he sees as the future of work...and she managed to draw out some additional life insights along the way. Check out the interview here!

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Topics: coworking, entrepreneurship, press and interviews, video, benjamin dyett, entrepreneurs

Attention all budding entrepreneurs: the Moonlighter Plan has arrived!

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Jun 24, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Grind is first and foremost committed to helping our members do what they love, and while we wish everyone could freely work on their own ideas, we know it's not always possible. Oftentimes, to responsibly and safely transition into your new venture, it's necessary to keep your current job for a while.

So, to help all of you budding entrepreneurs who are ready to take the next step toward creating your startup, we've created the Moonlighter Plan, an affordable option for those looking for space for their side-hustle.

For just $250/mo, you'll get:

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Topics: coworking, grindworthy, entrepreneurs

Where'd You Get That, Grindists?

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Jun 18, 2014 7:28:00 AM

We think Grind is the best runway....and apparently so does Christal Young of Good Day New York's "Where'd You Get That?" Check out our amazing Grindists and their fashion steals in this June 18 segment!

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Topics: grindworthy, press and interviews, video

Coworking Community Spotlight: Yoga Means Business

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Jun 16, 2014 6:21:00 AM

Whenever we’re feeling a bit sluggish or out-of-whack, we turn to our good friends Chiyoko Osborne and Jen Kluczkowski, co-founders of Yoga Means Business. Aside from being two of our most centered Grindists, they also have created an incredible new method of yoga for business people that is both invigorating and inspiring. We recently caught up with them to find out about the road that led them to Grind.

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Topics: featured grindist, entrepreneurs

Sneakers in the Workplace? Yes, please!

Posted by cassidy@grindspaces.com,   Jun 12, 2014 7:25:00 AM

We've got a thriving sneaker culture at Grind, so we were glad to read about the epic rise of office 'sneakerdom' in June 11's New York Times. Check out what Alex Williams has to say about the workplace phenomenon.

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Topics: grindworthy